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1. Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler Self, Triumph of the Will Born the fourth of six children to Austrian customs officer Alois Hitler--who had been married twice before--and the former Klara Polzl, Adolf Hitler grew up in a small Austrian town in the late 19th century. He was a slow learner and did poorly in school. He was frequently beaten by his authoritarian father...
2. Terry Terry Actress, The Wizard of Oz Without question, the most known dog in movie history. Many dogs tried to eclipse Toto's success, most recently, The Men In Black dog. Most don't know that Toto has an autobiography that's available in most stores. She almost lost her life when she broke her foot in The Wizard of Oz. Toto (Terry) appeared in over 10 Hollywood films. The industry took a big blow when she died.
3. Henry Victor Henry Victor Actor, Freaks Henry Victor was born on October 2, 1892 in England, but was raised in Germany. He began his film career in 1914, eventually playing leads in literary adaptations of The Portrait of Dorian Gray and H. Rider Haggard's She, both in 1916. When talkies appeared in the late 1920's, Victor's thick Teutonic accent was a detriment as a leading man in Hollywood...
4. Frank Craven Frank Craven Actor, Our Town Frank Craven, the actor, director, playwright and producer who achieved theatrical immortality as The Stage Manager in the original 1938 Broadway production and 1940 movie version of Thornton Wilder's classic Our Town, was born into a theatrical family on August 24, 1875 in Boston, Massachusetts...
5. Alla Nazimova Alla Nazimova Actress, Salomé The grand, highly flamboyant Russian star Alla Nazimova of Hollywood silent films lived an equally grand, flamboyant life off-camera, though her legendary status has not held up as firmly as that of a Rudolph Valentino today. Alla Nazimova was born Miriam Edez Adelaida Leventon in 1879, in Yalta, Crimea...
6. Anne Frank Anne Frank Writer, The Diary of Anne Frank Born in Germany in 1929 and raised and raised in Germany and Amsterdam. In 1942, shortly after receiving a diary for her 13th birthday, she and her family were forced to go into hiding to escape Hitler's persecution of the Jews. Hiding with another family and a dentist in an annex behind the building in which her father worked...
7. Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt Self, United We Stand Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York, to James and Sara Roosevelt. His father was 54 at the time of FDR's birth and already had a grown son, nicknamed "Rosy". Sarah was only 27 when FDR was born. Growing up, FDR had a happy but sheltered childhood. His family was very wealthy and FDR had a very privileged upbringing...
8. Edward Fielding Edward Fielding Actor, Rebecca
9. Donald Douglas Donald Douglas Actor, Gilda
10. Lucille La Verne Lucille La Verne Actress, Abraham Lincoln A legendary stage actress and character player in early films, Lucille La Verne is one of those forgotten legends who seem to fade as the years go on. However, at her prime she was one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation. Lucille La Verne Mitchum was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 8...
11. Joseph Goebbels Joseph Goebbels Self, Triumph of the Will Josef Goebbels, the man who almost single-handedly developed the field of propaganda into an art form, would, for a day, be the leader of World War II Germany. Goebbels was born in the German Rhineland to strict Catholic parents. He was short, standing at just under 5' 6", of small stature and skinny...
12. Robert Benchley Robert Benchley Actor, Foreign Correspondent Although by his own account Benchley was not quite a writer and not quite an actor, he managed to become one of the best-known humorists and comedians of his time. As a Harvard undergraduate, Benchley gave his first comic performance, impersonating a befuddled after-dinner speaker. The act made him a campus celebrity -- and remained in Benchley's repertoire for the rest of his life...
13. George Barbier George Barbier Actor, Yankee Doodle Dandy Barbier was educated for the ministry before going to work on the stage. He appeared on Broadway in such successes as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "The Man Who Came Back," among others. He signed a contract with Paramount Pictures in 1929 and later worked as an actor for most of the major studios.
14. Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins Actor, Pups Is Pups
15. Lew Payton Lew Payton Actor, Jezebel
16. Eva Braun Eva Braun Camera and Electrical Department, Hitler, a Career
17. Jerome Kern Jerome Kern Soundtrack, Catch Me If You Can Jerome David Kern was born in 1885. He began his stage career grafting American songs (for which he wrote the music) into imported European operettas. His breakthrough came with the song "They Didn't Believe Me", written (with lyrics by Edward Laska) for a show called "The Girl from Utah". It established him as a major American composer in 1914...
18. Forrester Harvey Forrester Harvey Actor, Rebecca
19. Heinrich Himmler Heinrich Himmler Self, Triumph of the Will Born in 1900, Heinrich Himmler was the godson of a Bavarian prince and became an officer cadet during the First World War. Never actually seeing combat, Himmler was discharged at the war's end and went to a technical college, where he majored in agriculture. During the turbulent years of the 1920s in which Germany's economy had been destroyed...
20. Willie Fung Willie Fung Actor, The Letter
21. Alexander Granach Alexander Granach Actor, Nosferatu Alexander Granach was born in the region of Galizia, in what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire (today Ukraine). Given the name Jessaja Szajko Gronish, he was one of a dozen children of a poor Jewish family eking out a living, first in a farming village, later in a series of small towns and cities...
22. Russell Gleason Russell Gleason Actor, All Quiet on the Western Front Juvenile actor in US films.
23. Russell Hopton Russell Hopton Actor, 'G' Men
24. George S. Patton George S. Patton Self, Nazi Concentration Camps George S. Patton III was a highly successful and highly controversial general who held Corps- and Army-level commands during World War II. Because of his great competence as a battlefield commander, Patton might have led the American troops during the invasion of Normandy; however, his impolitic ways...
25. Benito Mussolini Benito Mussolini Self, Cavalcade of Faith
26. Mark Sandrich Mark Sandrich Director, Top Hat
27. Betty Jardine Betty Jardine Actress, A Canterbury Tale
28. Theodore Dreiser Theodore Dreiser Writer, A Place in the Sun Theodore Dreiser was one of the great American writers, and a transitional figure between Victorian America and the "modern" age that was inaugurated after the cessation of hostilities after WWI and the publication of Sinclair Lewis' "Main Street" in 1920. A naturalist with a committed social conscience...
29. Gloria Dickson Gloria Dickson Actress, They Won't Forget Gloria Dickson was born Thais Alalia Dickerson on August 13, 1917, in Pocotello, Idaho. After her father died her mother took Gloria and her sister to California. During high school she started acting in local theater productions. When she was nineteen a Warner Brothers talent scout saw one of her performances and offered her a contract...
30. Yakov Protazanov Yakov Protazanov Director, Aelita: Queen of Mars
31. Don Costello Don Costello Actor, Here Comes Mr. Jordan A Broadway stage actor, Costello entered films in 1935 and in 1939 was put under contract with MGM. Known for his wicked sense of humor, Costello often times played the role of a menace or a tough guy.
32. Ernie Pyle Ernie Pyle Writer, Story of G.I. Joe The two greatest American war correspondents of World War II were Edward R. Murrow on radio and Ernie Pyle in print. Murrow is more famous today because he survived the war to do some of the best television journalism in the early days of that medium. However, during the war, Pyle was more popular, especially among the GIs at the front...
33. David Clyde David Clyde Actor, The Scarlet Claw
34. Charles Lane Charles Lane Actor, Sadie Thompson
35. Alec Craig Alec Craig Actor, National Velvet
36. Henry Armetta Henry Armetta Actor, The Black Cat Sicilian-born character actor who appeared in scores of American films, usually as an exuberant and demonstrative Italian. As a teenager in 1902, Armetta stowed away on a boat bound for New York. There he did menial jobs until landing a position as a valet and presser at the Lambs Club, the New York actors' club...
37. Peter van Pels Peter van Pels Uncategorised
38. George McKay George McKay Actor, Babes in Arms McKay started his career as a bareback rider with a circus and later toured vaudeville with Gus Edwards' troupe. He also appeared for three years in the Ziegfeld Follies (1913-15). In 1933, he signed with Columbia Pictures and played numerous supporting and bit roles.
39. Blind Willie Johnson Blind Willie Johnson Soundtrack, Public Enemies Gospel/blues singer and musician Blind Willie Johnson was born--as far as is known, since not much information is available about his early life--in 1902 in Marlin, TX. Supposedly, he was blinded when he was about three years old when his stepmother threw lye at his father during an argument, missed and it hit Willie in the face...
40. May Beatty May Beatty Actress, Pride and Prejudice
41. Harry Liedtke Harry Liedtke Actor, The Merry Jail
42. Harrison Greene Harrison Greene Actor, The Vampire Bat This burly stage comedian first appeared on film in "Men Call It Love" in 1931. Harrison went on to become a notable character actor with a knack for foreign accents. Notable appearances included two Three Stooges comedies. Harrison played the roles of A. Mouser in the Three Stooges' Ants in the Pantry (1936) and Bustoff the wrestler in another Stooge opus, Grips Grunts and Groans (1937)...
43. Al Dubin Al Dubin Soundtrack, Goodfellas Prolific Academy Award-winning songwriter Al Dubin ("Lullaby of Broadway" [1935]) came to the US in 1893 and was educated at the Perkiomen Seminary in Pennsylvania. He joined the staff of several New York music publishing companies. He enlisted in the US Army in World War I and served in the 77th Infantry Division...
44. Arnold Lucy Arnold Lucy Actor, All Quiet on the Western Front
45. Stacia Napierkowska Stacia Napierkowska Actress, Les vampires
46. Ralph Holmes Ralph Holmes Actor, Undersea Kingdom The American stage and film actor Ralph "Rafe" Holmes was the son of the actors Taylor Holmes and Edna Phillips and the brother of actor Phillip Holmes. He is best remembered for being the second husband of legendary torch singer Libby Holman, who became a millionairess when a million dollars was a million dollars after her first husband...
47. Addison Randall Addison Randall Actor, Where the West Begins Romantic leading man and singing cowboy star whose career was far eclipsed by that of his brother Robert Livingston. He acted and sang on Broadway prior to entering films, then appeared in a number of non-Western films before signing with Monogram Pictures in 1937 as a singing cowboy. Unfortunately, despite his singing ability...
48. Pietro Mascagni Pietro Mascagni Soundtrack, Raging Bull
49. Béla Bartók Béla Bartók Soundtrack, The Shining Born in Hungary in 1881, Bartok began his musical studies on the piano at age five. His mother was his first teacher; after his father died in 1888, the Bartok family moved to Nagyszolos, where Bela continued his piano studies and took up composition. At age eleven, he made his first public appearance...
50. William Fountaine William Fountaine Actor, Hallelujah
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